• Spanish 3 Honors

     

     
    Señora Olexenko
    rolexenko@lancasterschools.org

    Course Outline:

    We are going to have a great year together continuing your study of Spanish! It will be fun, yet challenging. Be prepared to play games, watch cultural and learning videos, maybe even a little singing and some crafts. Some of the vocabulary topics we will be covering this year include:
    Preparing Food and Ordering in a Restaurant
    Movies and Extending & Responding to Invitations
    Discussing Important Issues and the Family
    The Environment and Professions
    We will also cover several grammatical topics including:
    Present Tense (-ar/-er/-ir verbs, irregulars, stem-changers)
    Past Tenses (Preterite and Imperfect)
    Subjunctive
    Future Tense
    Commands
    Cultural topics covered will include:
    Culture of Spain, the United States, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador
    Celebrating Hispanic holidays (Día de los Muertos, Navidad, Cinco de mayo)

    Course Website:

    www.lancasterschools.org/Domain/1175
    During the year, you may visit this website to obtain current information about the class and assignments.

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    eSchool Portal

    Grades will be posted to the eSchool Portal for this course. Both students and parents are encouraged to check the portal for updates. Grades will be updated on a weekly basis.

     

    Class Rules:

    SPEAK in Spanish whenever possible
    LISTEN when others are speaking
    Be ON TIME
    PARTICIPATE in class
    Come PREPARED
    Don’t be afraid to ASK
    RESPECT your classmates and school personnel
    Have FUN
    Use your electronic devices ONLY when the teacher
    indicates

    Required Materials:

    The following materials are required and must be brought to class daily.
    1 ½ inch binder for Spanish
    5 labeled dividers
    (Vocabulario y Apuntes / Preguntas/ Hojas de ejercicios/ Pruebas/Cultura)
    2 BLACK dry erase markers
    Blue or black pens
    RED Pen
    Earbuds
    Notebook paper
    Box of tissues OR hand sanitizer (not required, but very appreciated!)


    Grading Procedure:

    Grades for this class are based on a point system within three categories:
    Homework
    20%
    Classwork and Participation
    30%
    Assessments
    50%

    Homework – Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday. Homework assignments will lose 20% the first day it is late and 10% each day after. Work completed after 4 days will only earn half credit.

    Classwork and Participation – This includes having all your materials in class, being prepared to work with a GOOD ATTITUDE, completing assignments and participating in a variety of activities (speaking, writing, reading, listening, singing, games, etc.)

    Assessments - This includes weekly quizzes, tests, and projects. If you are absent for a quiz or test you have up to 5 days from the day of your return to make up the assessment. After 5 days, you will receive a zero if the assessment is not completed.


    Absences:

    If a student is absent from school, it is his or her own responsibility to inquire about the work that was missed. School policy will apply to all work missed due to absence. Extra help is always available after school.